I'm thinking about starting an import business specialising in very high quality and hard to find products, particularly tools and machinery.
I'm having trouble finding good quality online directories that list manufacturers like Alibaba that target Europe.
Does anybody have any advice on finding products in Europe?
Thank you kindly
posted by Jimmeh
on Apr 12, 2014 -
I've replaced Gmail with Fastmail, thanks to AskMe
. Now, do you have a calendar suggestion? Preferably something with an Android app, that I can import events from my Google calendar, and with similar ease-of-use. thanks!
posted by Josephine Macaulay
on Oct 24, 2013 -
allows one to export a blog from within Blogger, in the form of a .atom file. Opening the file in a web browser produces the message "This is an Atom formatted XML site feed. It is intended to be viewed in a Newsreader or syndicated to another site. Please visit Blogger Help for more info"
My goal is to convert this file to a standard html bookmarks file, but I can't find any apps that can parse it so I can export it as html. Thanks for any suggestions. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Oct 14, 2013 -
If you lived in Britain and were coming back from California with an empty suitcase what would you bring back. Are there things that are a) cool b) curious c) ultra useful d) much cheaper e) unique that you would bring. [more inside]
posted by london302
on Aug 4, 2013 -
I understand and grudgingly accept that buying products made in China often involves supporting a system that treats workers badly and pays them poorly. But I also have believed that at least the workers are employed by choice, and that they deem work conditions they've opted for in some way superior to the alternatives. Today I learned that "Made in China" can also mean "made by the slave labor of religious dissidents."
How can I exist as a consumer in this global economy without perpetuating and contributing to this system? Is there any ethical way to buy Chinese imports, or do I risk endorsing inhumanity every time? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Jun 12, 2013 -
So, I want to restore my iPhone to a backup that's about 1 month old. However, I don't want to lose all of the SMS/MMS and Contacts data that I've accumulated in the meantime. Is it possible to extract and import this newer data into my older backup? I've searched around previous, similar MeFi questions and various 3rd party software, but no dice. And, sadly, jailbreaking is not an option. [more inside]
posted by Sine_Agraphia
on Jul 30, 2012 -
I want to buy my wife this "Mamachari" bike
for her birthday. But they are only available in Japan (I'm in the US.) Any suggestions on how I'd purchase and ship one at the lowest price possible?
posted by soulbarn
on Sep 14, 2011 -
About a dozen people have tried to solve this. All failed. Exporting from Excel to .csv causes cells to show #NAME? instead of the actual value. [more inside]
posted by Mr_Zero
on Jun 30, 2011 -
I'm headed into Taiwan in a short while. Not to be indelicate, but I want to know what carry-on luggage-sized items I could bring to sell for a couple of bucks. [more inside]
posted by seansbrain
on Apr 12, 2011 -
I imported my car to Canada from the USA while in Vancouver on a work visa, so (as a non-settler) I paid no taxes on it. Now, I'd like to sell it — what should I do? Go back to the border office and import it for reals (how much would this cost?) or export it back to the US and sell it in a Carmax in Seattle or something? [more inside]
posted by dougunderscorenelso
on Mar 17, 2011 -
How can I capture my blog pages as images to import into InDesign? (Tryin' to create a portfolio here...) [more inside]
posted by pearl228
on Jan 7, 2011 -
Is there an easy way to export Wordpress posts when the admin panel is crashed and I have only command line access? [more inside]
posted by johngoren
on Aug 12, 2009 -
What should I import to New Zealand for resale? I'm looking for ideas of products that I could buy in bulk, ship to NZ, and resell for a modest profit. [more inside]
posted by redzarf
on Aug 8, 2009 -
How do you ship an electronic item (iPhone) with a non-removable battery out of India? It's labelled as a "dangerous item." [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Mar 16, 2009 -
Are there any export restrictions (or whatnot) regarding me (a US non-business entity) sending a bunch of packages of consumer vegetable-garden seeds to a foreign country (Kenya) as a gift? I'm sure there are some restrictions on receiving foreign seeds, but.. outgoing? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Jan 11, 2009 -
I love my Peugeot, but I might be moving to the USA. Can I bring it with me or am I just stupid to want to? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe
on Dec 17, 2008 -
What I want to happen: Make the existing calendar entries that I have on Palm Desktop move over to Google Calendar and then be able to sync Google Calendar with a used (empty?) Palm Z22 I have. Hold my hand, please? I encourage you to assume only basic computer knowledge. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Dec 2, 2008 -
Way old version of WordPress (22.214.171.124). I need to upgrade, obviously. I am considering switching hosts at the same time and so I am trying to figure out how to export the current blog so I can import it once upgraded at either current or new host. But I can't figure out how to export on 126.96.36.199 and I am so frustrated. [more inside]
posted by librarina
on Nov 1, 2008 -
[igiveupfilter] Trying to export my current wordpress-run blog onto a new wordpress-run blog. I keep getting an XML error that says "XML document must have a top level element. Error processing resource 'file:///C:/Users/damnjezebel/Desktop/wordpress.2008-05-16.xml". I've tried this link
which helped me the last time I moved my blog, but that's not working this time. I've tried changing permissions as well and no luck. please help me import my old blog before i pull all of my damn hair out!
posted by damnjezebel
on May 16, 2008 -
I'm using Avid Xpress Pro HD 5.2. I have found that it won't import .mov files unless the latest version of quicktime is installed on the computer. However, it won't export unless I install a much older version of quicktime (6.1) (Otherwise I get error message "export format may require audio or video tracks.") [more inside]
posted by eric1200
on May 13, 2008 -
Moving to London from Northern California in early January. I have a fairly substantial (100+ bottles) wine collection that I'd really like to take with me. Is there any way to do this without getting screwed on customs duty?
posted by cubedweller
on Oct 28, 2007 -
I need to know if there is some sort of web plugin that can show full 3dsMax creations on the web. Spin, Zoom and Tag, more info after the link... [more inside]
posted by spinko
on Jan 15, 2007 -
Help me get a professional massage!
What is a "named range" in Excel and how do I create one? I cannot import an .xls file into her outlook contact folder until I address this issue. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Jul 5, 2005 -
I have aprox. 200 mp3s saved on my desktop's hard drive. I want to transfer them to my notebook. The pc is W98 and the notebook is XP. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious
on May 23, 2005 -
Is it possible to convert or otherwise use Photshop plugins from Windows to Mac? I have lots of legacy plugins and effects from the old Windows PC here at work. We switched to Mac but many of the plugins are not available for Mac.
posted by ooklah
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Does anyone have any information on what it takes to obtain an import or export license for international trade into the U.S.?
posted by Gooney
on Jan 18, 2005 -
How do I get my old, defunct Mozilla Mail address book (as in, I don't have mozilla installed due to a drive failure, but have a backup of my files on my backup USB drive) into Thunderbird?
posted by SpecialK
on Nov 3, 2004 -
I have several hundred contacts with all sorts of information in my old OS9 outlook, which I must keep using for awhile due to our antiquated network. However, I was able to export my contacts as a "csv" file which seems to be some sort of excel spreadsheet. How do I import it into my OSX address book?
posted by luriete
on Oct 14, 2004 -
I'm looking to import entries from another journalling system into MT, but I lack the scripting skills necessary to convert the entries into an MT-friendly format. [Less inside. Less is more!] [more inside]
posted by Jairus
on Jul 13, 2004 -
What is the best way to ship carbonated beverages overseas? (In this case it's rootbeer from California to Australia.) Will they explode with the pressure changes?
posted by small_ruminant
on May 26, 2004 -
How do I export email from Thunderbird to Outlook 2003? Yes, it's the other way around, from Thunderbird's MBOX format to Outlook's PST database. I already tried to using Eudora to import the mail from Thunderbird, and then export to Outlook, but it failed miserably at importing. [more inside]
posted by riffola
on Feb 4, 2004 -